Breathe for Black Joy


    About this Offering

    Breathe For Black Joy is a celebratory, meditative and restorative space that promotes mindfulness and self-compassion while aiming to reduce stress and burnout. Participants will engage in breath awareness activities, guided meditation, dialogue, mindful body exercises, journaling and restorative rest.

    This session provides an opportunity for attendees to celebrate Black Life, Black Joy and Black Love in community together through intentional movements and written expression.


    About Our Facilitator, Dawne Turner

    Dawne Turner currently serves as a Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Specialist in the East St. Louis School District. In her role, she assists with the design of PK-12 SEL curriculum and supports educators and scholars with lessons and skill application that pertain to SEL competency.

    As a veteran educator and life long learner, Dawne intentionally places herself in the stretch zone as a means for growth. She actively and regularly engages in work to reimagine schools and education. At the forefront of her ‚Äúreimagining schools” efforts are tools for healing and wellness. Dawne strongly believes that emphasis on both affective development and cognitive development in schools are essential to the success of healthy, whole children.

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